authenticmead (64) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Mainbrew.com out in Hillsboro.
Light hazy amber frothy white head.
Citrus, earth, pine and toasty malt nose.
Honey, fresh baked bread, toast citrus and pine palate.
Finally we find a brewery (other than firstone walker) that knows how to ballance an ipa with interesting malts. Highly recommend.
mcberko (6882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Burnside, pours an opaque orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out citrus and orangey fruits, resin and caramel malts. Flavour is extremely well-balanced, with equal parts resinous hops and caramel malts. Beautiful flavours and balance here. Excellent IPA.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Solid fresh iPa. Nothing different per se, just done well. Well hopped, adequately bitter. Relatively big grapefruit and pine flavor with just enough malt to balance. I’d get again. This place was solid."
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Lyoli for picking this up in Oregon! Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. The aroma has orange, pale bread and spicy pine. Medium sweet flavor with light pithy grapefruit and ripening melon. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Bitter citrus rind finish with soft peppery notes, tangerine rind. Pretty nifty.
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared at the satellite 10K tasting CBC Clerko thanks to LKS, 19/08/14.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderately appointed head of off white bubbles that stays for the show.
Nose carries an earthy hop presence, light spice, bitter orange, straw, pale malt, light vegetal trace.
Taste comprises bitter citric rinds, straw, hint of pine, lemon peel, earthy hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Middle of the road IPA.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy, light amber, light berryish hop, light bitterness, some slightly biscuity malt sweetness.
mR_fr0g (3651) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Aroma is really peppery, peppercorn, hop. Cucumber. Flavour is light straw, earthy and peppery hop. Palate is light grainy, highish carbonation. Very peppery.
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy brown-gold pour, decent head retention. Aroma of spiced cracker, jalapeños, and black pepper (wtf?!). Hoppy character is suppressed by the peppers. Weird, definitely not what an IPA should be.
Scopey (7191) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy golden with a decent white head. The nose is toasty, orange, tangerine, apricot, light pepper and orange muffin. The taste is bitter, citric, orange peel, grapefruit, peppery, doughy, toasty, cracker and brioche with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok, a touch peppery.
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Burnside Brewing with Taylor, Stephen, Taylor, and Dina. Pours hazy orange light lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, sweet fruits. Taste is bitter earthy and floral hops. Harsh melon. Too bitter and not very interesting.
Steve_0 (2824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is clear golden orange with a frothy white head and good lacing. Grapefruity, orange peel, lemon rind, biscuit, and grassy aroma. Taste is lemony, doughy, bread, orange peel, straw and biscuit with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice IPA.